Novum: A Metamorphosizing Print Process and Design from Paperlux

October 19, 2011
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Novum: A Metamorphosizing Print Process and Design from Paperlux

When I saw this over at Share Some Candy, I knew I had to explore the project a bit more and share it here. This is definitely in the top ten of my favorite print jobs.

The folks over at Paperlux, a design studio and production specialists in Hamburg, Germany, have a portfolio full of interesting print processes and projects. Their recent cover design for novum: World of Graphic Design magazine, features a beautiful design and a unique print finish. Watch the video to see the almost magical print process and read more about the design below.

Paperlux created the design in tandem with Print Arena, Jürgen Jeurink—die cuts, and EMAG GmbH paper finishing—lamination. The final covers were finished in six different color schemes after 48,000 print passes with 140 punch cuts per issue. The resulting cover, inspired by the ideas and concepts of Richard Buckminster Fuller, is pliable along its cuts within the grid of the geometric design, inviting play and interaction.

Design, novum, paperlux
Design, novum, paperlux
Design, novum, paperlux
Design, novum, paperlux
Design, novum, paperlux
Design, novum, paperlux
Design, novum, paperlux
Design, novum, paperlux
Design, novum, paperlux
Design, novum, paperlux

Some other hand-picked posts you might enjoy on our Design Blog:

A Print Handbook and Process Guide from Media Collective
A Working Record Player Invite by Kelli Anderson
The Design and Layout of Film Mag Little White Lies

Via Share Some Candy

Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Designer and Writer at Drawbackwards and write for the Design Blog at Design.org. I enjoy vintage things, letterpress, publication design, and long walks around the Cesar Chavez Park pond. You can follow me on twitter at @jessdoodled for lots of fun randomness.

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